ELD full compliance

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by Scalemaster, Dec 12, 2019.

  1. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    It comes down to money. The ATA has the money. And OOIDA was idiotic in fighting the first mandate in my opinion. Why on earth would they challenge it when it was only going to be for the bad apples? Then in 2012 when it was part of the MAP21 bill the one good argument had already been addressed. So in 2015 there wasn’t much OOIDA could do because their pockets weren’t deep enough.

    There are ways to not run one. But those of us who aren’t interested in running 21 year old equipment have chosen to deal with it. I ran 150,654 last year with an ELD so I’m sure others can figure out how to make money.
     
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  3. PE_T

    PE_T Road Train Member

    Because I don’t want to be 60 years old and still be forced to work by nature. I’m shooting to put an end to this permanently before 40, but I believe I can do it by 35. So far, my numbers look promising.

    Yes, what I do is unorthodox, but that is exactly why I am where I am in life. The world is full of problems. I believe most of them are much simpler to solve than anyone thinks. The problem is we haven’t thought about the problems long enough. We don’t think enough. We don’t try enough. We don’t push ourselves enough. We give in to our biology.
     
  4. PE_T

    PE_T Road Train Member

    I do have one, but my APU is not working again. I’ll fix it eventually, but for now it’s not a priority as it’s not the first time I’ve been without the heater during winter.
     
  5. stayinback

    stayinback Road Train Member

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    Ihear ya......

    This is NOT about Miles,Hours,Time on Duty,...None of that.

    This Boils down to "Control" I mean,Im reading thru this thread and you guys are on pins and needles with your DOT inspections, Like your in the Army or something, Or in School and its report card day. You guys are out here running around "Am I doing everything right?" Not a way to live

    Your an Adult-An American,And a Trucker- Have some Pride- Stand Tall, Question Things......

    I Know this probably doesn't matter to you because you make $77k per year hauling a tanker.......But the Majority of Haulers out here need backbone,And Better Yet "Fair and Honest" rules and obligations that are "Fair" for everyone. Not to Benefit 1 side.
     
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    25(2)+2 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I have been told drivers have been questioned for starting the truck while on sleeper. And advised it's not a good idea to start the truck while on line 2.
    My answer is to let the darn thing idle if I believe it will need it, nice when it doesn't but it covers lots of issues for me, and we don't have a company policy.

    Other thing is that the clock stays on as long as the engine runs, off duty or sleeper are counted as off duty, the grid and hos accessed while on the grid will give available drive time especially when a split break can be used.
     
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  7. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    I haven’t had a full on inspection for almost a year. I got my hand slapped for going 8 minutes over my 14 that day. A cop like that will find something whether it’s ELD or paper, he’s just one of those guys and you’re rolling the dice crossing that scale on a good day.

    What’s fair? I don’t thing we will ever have a solution that’s fair for everyone. There’s a reason I don’t ever haul two food grade loads back to back. If you know the rules inside and out you can exploit them to your advantage. A friend of mine from Idaho Falls started floor loading all his spuds going east and floor loading his sweet potatoes coming back out of AR so he can use the Ag exemption.

    As far as the protests back in 2017, I didn’t feel like that group was a good representation for me so I didn’t voice support for them. Anyone who runs around throwing the bird at the tv camera and spray painting the side of their truck like that one lady is on the same level as someone who tosses their poop bag out in the parking lot.

    Where would the energy be better focused? On something that’s already been here for 2 years and would take an act of Congress to turn around? Or trying to keep speed limiters from coming down the pike? This could be another example of putting the energy in the wrong spot like when OOIDA challenged the first electronic logging mandate.

    And for what it’s worth, I own my truck so your number is pretty low. Lol
     
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  8. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    See you don't actually like trucking, I like every minute of it, I'd do about anything to have every minute I ever spent in school or different jobs back to drive instead. I don't plan on ever stopping trucking, I'll drive truck till the day I die if given the choice.
     
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  9. PE_T

    PE_T Road Train Member

    You’re right. I don’t like trucking, but I don’t hate it either. It’s just a job for me. I find comfort in knowing that I won’t be doing this for a long time. Otherwise, my life would be hell if I knew I’d be doing this until I die.
     
  10. stayinback

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    This PE Trans- You know,I tried helping him out a few days ago with advice not given too regularly on here- (His thread was about getting "used" by a broker) And Just like that- Not even a "Im not interested"....Nothing from him.

    Yet he cried Fowl on what to do, I helped him on Working on his Truck,Tool Selection etc... Basically, Helped this guy out out then nothing.

    i wont be doing that again, You Gotta watch Out for these guys on here......If they see something they dont like and your willing to go over and beyond to assist....Forget it. They just disappear

    They wont be around long. Just like most of the steering wheel holders that are robots from day to day
     
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  11. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    Then I would definitely get out and find something you look forward to doing every morning, life sucks if you don't like going to work in the morning.
     
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